Special Activities Center

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A Special Activities Center (ou Centro de Atividades Especiais, ou SAC em inglês),[1] anteriormente chamada de Special Activities Division (ou SAD), é uma divisão da CIA (a principal agência de inteligência dos Estados Unidos) responsável por operações especiais.[2][3][4][5][6]

Ela foi criada no início da década de 2000.[7][8][9]


  1. «CIA Special Activities Division (SAD)». Consultado em 31 de outubro de 2019 
  2. Daugherty (2004)
  3. Gup, Ted (2000). The Book of Honor: Cover Lives and Classified Deaths at the CIA.
  4. Southworth (2002)
  5. «Joint Publication 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms» (PDF). United States Department of Defense. 17 de outubro de 2008. 512 páginas. Consultado em 29 de novembro de 2008. Arquivado do original (PDF) em 23 de novembro de 2008 
  6. Waller, Douglas (February 3, 2003). "The CIA's Secret Army". TIME (Time Inc). http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1004145-1,00.html.
  7. Robberson, Tod (27 de outubro de 2002). «CIA commandos remain covert». Dallas Morning News 
  8. Woodward, Bob (18 de novembro de 2001). «Secret CIA Units Playing Central Combat Role». Washington Post 
  9. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and CIA Paramilitary Operations: Issues for Congress, CRS-2 http://ftp.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RS22017.pdf Arquivado em 8 de janeiro de 2016, no Wayback Machine.

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  • Air America and The Ravens- by Chris Robbins — Both are the history of CIA/IAD's war in Laos, providing biographies and details on such legendary CIA PMCOs as Wil Green, Tony Poe, Jerry Daniels, Howie Freeman, Bill Lair, and the pilots, ground crew and support personnel managed by IAD/SOG/AIR BRANCH under the proprietaries Bird Air, Southern Air Transport, China Air Transport and Air America—and the U.S. Air Force forward air controllers (RAVENS) who were brought in under CIA/IAD command and control as "civilians" to support secret combat ops in Laos.
  • Raiders of the China Coast by Frank Holober — History of CIA/IAD paramilitary operations in the Taiwan Straits, 1947–1955, with details on such PMCOs as Ernie Tskikerdanos.
  • Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, Bowden, Mark (1999), Atlantic Monthly Press. Berkeley, California (USA). ISBN 0-87113-738-0 about operation Gothic Serpent
  • Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw, Bowden, Mark (2001), ISBN 0-87113-783-6 about the hunt for Pablo Escobar
  • Bush at War by Bob Woodward, 2001, detailing the initial invasion of Afghanistan and the role of SAD.
  • First In: An Insiders Account of how the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan by Gary Schroen, 2005.
  • Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and AL Qaeda: A personal account by the CIA's field Commander by Gary Berntsen and Ralph Pezzulla, 2005.
  • Kill bin Laden, by Dalton Fury, St. Martin's Press, October 2008.
  • Wild Bill Donovan: The Last Hero, by Anthony Cave Brown, New York: Times Books, 1982.
  • Safe For Democracy: The Secret Wars Of The CIA, John Prados, Ivan R. Dee, Chicago, 2006.
  • Inside Delta Force, Haney, Eric L. (2002), New York: Delacorte Press, 325. ISBN 978-0-385-33603-1.
  • Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda, Naylor, Sean (2005), Penguin Group, New York about Operation Anaconda; details, among other things, the actions of SAD Paramilitary officers during this chaotic 2002 battle in Afghanistan.
  • Preparing the Battlefield: The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran, Seymour M. Hersh, July 7, 2008. <http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/07/07/080707fa_fact_hersh>
  • Orphans Of The Cold War: America And The Tibetan Struggle For Survival, John Kenneth Knaus, 1999 IBN 1891620851.
  • Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan, Doug Stanton, 2009.
  • Masters of Chaos: The Secret History of the Special Forces, Linda Robinson, 2004.
  • The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, Ron Suskind, Simon and Schuster, 2006.
  • ''National Geographic: CIA Confidential, Afghanistan and Pakistan, <http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/cia-confidential/all/Overview>.
  • American spy: my secret history in the CIA, Watergate, and beyond, E. Howard Hunt; with Greg Aunapu; foreword by William F. Buckley, Jr. (2007)
  • Wilson, Jeremy (2004). «Seven Pillars of Wisdom – Triumph and Tragedy». T. E. Lawrence Studies. Consultado em 17 de julho de 2008 

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